JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JAMAS Capital Management, a leading private investment firm, has announced the JAMAS Entrepreneurial Spirit of Mississippi Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is intended to help University of Mississippi students become the entrepreneurial business leaders of the future by easing the financial burden of a college education. Ben O. Turnage, Founder and CEO of JAMAS, believes that young leaders are capable of innovation and creative new approaches to all aspects of business, including innovative start-ups. "We know that these young leaders have a unique, fresh perspective not always seen in the business world, as well as their own personal experiences to draw upon," Turnage said. "Our hope is that by easing the financial burden of secondary education, we will see new UM graduates developing more innovative business start-ups in Mississippi." "We are thrilled that Ben, one of our outstanding entrepreneurs and investor in many Mississippi businesses, is funding this important scholarship," said Ken Cyree, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. "Through this generous gift, we are able to enhance our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and our Entrepreneurship major, thereby encouraging our students to create new businesses and innovate in existing businesses. This scholarship will allow us to have a long-term impact that enhances the economic value of businesses in Mississippi, the Southeast, and throughout the world."